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Assembly Members

Assembly Members

The Graduate and Professional Student Association Assembly is composed of 49 voting members who represent over 16,000 graduate and professional students from all five campus locations and online. The Assembly advocates for graduate and professional students on issues of common concern and provides oversight of the activities of the Executive branch, including approval of the annual GPSA ~$1,000,000 budget, student advocacy agenda, monthly GPSA events, and Graduate Student Organization (GSO) funding.

The primary way the Assembly conducts its business is through passing legislation. Find out what kind of legislation has been passed by the previous 2020-2021 Assembly!

Interested in submitting legislation to the Assembly? Any graduate or professional student at ASU may submit legislation to the Assembly for consideration via the following procedures.

Contact your Assembly Member with questions, concerns or comments!


Adam Wiechman

Assembly Member Grad College At-Large

ahwiechm@asu.edu

Mayank Swami

Assembly Member Grad College At-Large

mswami@asu.edu

Khampha Stempel

Assembly Member Grad College At-Large

kstempel@asu.edu

Zachary Van Tol

Member Grad College At-Large

zvantol@asu.edu

Inika Fesler

Member Grad College At-Large

wadhwa@asu.edu

Danny Jackson

Member The College: Life Sciences

dnjacks4@asu.edu

Nivedita Mahesh

Assembly Member The College: Natural Sciences

nivedita.mahesh@asu.edu

Jamal Brooks-Hawkins

Assembly Member The College: At-Large

jrbrook7@asu.edu

Eric Wilson

Assembly Member The College: At-Large

eawilso6@asu.edu

Sana Rizwan

Assembly Member The College:At-Large

srizwan@asu.edu

Abigail Gomez Morales

Assembly Member Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

agomezm1@asu.edu

Jennifer Mattingly

Assembly Member Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation

jlmatti1@asu.edu

Yash Shirke

Assembly Member Engineering: At-Large

shirke@asu.edu

Monish Sudhakhar

Assembly Member Engineering: At-Large

msudhakh@asu.edu

Pavithra Rajkumar

Assembly Member -Engineering: At-Large

prajkuma@asu.edu

Rashmi Rajkumar

Assembly Member Engineering: Polytechnic Campus

rsolank5@asu.edu

Zahra (Sepideh) Falah

Assembly Member Engineering: School of Computing and Augmented Intelligence

zfalah@asu.edu

Sai Amarnath

Assembly Member Engineering: School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment

amarna1@asu.edu

Farah Najar Arevalo

Assembly member School for the Future of Innovation in Society

fnajarar@asu.edu

Brooke Mickelson

Assembly Member Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts

bmmickel@asu.edu

Krysta Polakowski

Assembly Member Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 2L

kpolakow@asu.edu

Andrea Cordova Cruzatty

Assembly Member Sustainability

accordova@asu.edu

Kelsey Files

Assembly Member W. P. Carey School of Business

kfiles@asu.edu

Samantha Fesler

Assembly Member College of Health Solutions

sfessler@asu.edu

Hussein Mohamed

Assembly Member New College

hamoham2@asu.edu

Dominic Frattura

Assembly Member Thunderbird School of Global Management

dfrattur@asu.edu

Diana Salas Diaz

Assembly Member Thunderbird School of Global Management

dmsalas1@thunderbird.asu.edu

Nineteenth Legislative Session

April 2020
AB01 – An Act to Confirm the Assembly President
AB02 – An Act to Confirm Supreme Court Justices
AB03 – Summer Expenditures
AB04 – An Act to Change the Name of the CLAS Committee to The College Committee

June 2020
AB 05 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding

July 2020
AB 06 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #2

August 2020
AB 07 – An Act to Confirm New Members
AB 08 – An Act to Approve the Budget of the Graduate and Professional Student Association
AB 09 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #3
AB 10 – An Act to Provide Scholarships to Assembly Members for the Fiscal Year 2020-2021 (FY 20-21) The “Sarah Hall Memorial” Bill
AB 11 – An Act to Approve the 2020-2021 Advocacy Agenda – TABLED
AB 12 – An Act to Modernize GPSA Bylaws to Allow for Remote Appointments and Appearances for Assembly Members in Response to Safety Measures Taken Due to COVID-19
AB 13 – An Act to Provide Guidelines on the Use of Assembly Member Event Funds
AB 14 – An Act to Amend the Committee Chair Selection Process for Particular GPSA Assembly Committees – TABLED
AB 15 – An Act to Amend the Nomination Procedure for GPSA Executive Positions
AB 16 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Adjust the Roles of the Assembly and Government Operations Committees Regarding the Creation and Presentation of Legislative Item(s) or Motions to the Assembly
AR 01 – A Resolution Endorsing the Creation of a GPSA Publication Fee Grant Pilot Program

September Special Session
AB 11 – An Act to Approve the 2020-2021 Advocacy Agenda
AB 14 – An Act to Amend the Committee Chair Selection Process for Particular GPSA Assembly Committees – TABLED INDEFINITELY
AB 17 – An Act to Further Amend the Bylaws to Adjust the Roles of the Assembly and Government Operations Committees Regarding the Creation and Presentation of Legislative Item(s) or Motions to the Assembly
AB 18 – An Act To Establish Assembly Co-Chairs On Particular GPSA Committees
AR 02 – A Resolution For Transparent Reporting and Accountability of COVID-19 Epidemiological Data (TRACED) On ASU Campuses

September 2020
AB 19 – An Act to Confirm New Members
AB 20 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #4
AB 21 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Include the ASU Non-Discrimination Statement
AB 22 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Secure Stronger Advocacy Agendas and Strategic Plans
AR 03 – A Resolution on Police Violence and Public Safety at ASU – TABLED
AR 04 – A Resolution on Police Violence and Public Safety at Arizona State University – TABLED

October 2020
AB 23 – An Act to Reinstate an Assembly Member – TABLED INDEFINITELY
AB 24 – An Act to Confirm New Members
AB 25 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #5
AB 26 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Revise the Attendance Requirements for Assembly Members
AB 27 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Clarify the Powers of the Assembly President with Regards to Special Sessions
AB 28 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Permit the Assembly Operations Committee to Modify the Order of the Agenda for Assembly Meetings
AB 29 – An Act to Permit the GPSA Executive Officers and the Assembly President to Reallocate Funds Into a COVID-19 Crisis Fund for the Remainder of the Nineteenth Legislative Session – TABLED
AB 30 – An Act to Amend the GPSA Budget
AB 31 – An Act to Optimize and Unify the Responsibilities for Engagement By Assembly Members and Campus Directors of Outreach Henceforth (OUTREACH)
AR 03 – A Resolution on Alternatives to Policing and Transformative Public Safety at ASU
AR 04 – A Resolution on Best Practices for Police Hiring, Training, and Retention to Reduce Police Violence at Arizona State University
AR 05 – A Resolution to Include Graduate and Professional Students in University COVID-19 Strategy and Management
AR 06 – A Resolution to Condemn the Underpayment of Student Workers and Demand Equal Pay to the Arizona Minimum Wage
AR 07 – A Resolution Calling on Arizona State University to Facilitate the Creation and Adoption of the Cultural Excellence Centers & Scholars Program
AR 08 – A Resolution in Support of a Repeal of Specific Fees for International Students Unable to Access ASU Resources
AR 09 – A Resolution to Defend International Students’ Ability to Pursue a Graduate or Professional Education in the United States of America
AR 10 – A Resolution Calling on Arizona State University to Improve Graduate and Professional Student Fee Transparency

November 2020
AB 29 – An Act to Permit GPSA Executive Officers and the Assembly President to Reallocate Funds into A COVID-19 Crisis Fund for the Remainder of the Nineteenth Legislative Session – TABLED UNTIL JANUARY
AB 32 – An Act to Rename Certain GPSA Titles and Committees
AB 33 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #6
AB 34 – An Act to Amend the GPSA Budget #2
AB 35 – An Act to Reallocate GSO Funds to the Crisis Relief Fund
AB 36 – An Act to Revise and Update the GPSA Elections Codes
AB 37 – An Act to Amend Committee Participation Rules
AR 11 – A Resolution to Improve the Mental Health Resources Available to Graduate and Professional Students at Arizona State University
AR 12 – A Resolution Calling on Arizona State University’s Graduate College to Improve the Quality and Accessibility of and Establish an Inclusive Culture Around ASU Sync Education

December 2020 (Special Session)
AB 38 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #7
AR 13 – A Resolution to Urge Arizona State University, the State of Arizona, and the United States Federal Government to Classify Graduate and Professional Student Workers as Essential Workers

January 2021
AB 29 – An Act to Permit GPSA Executive Officers and the Assembly President to Reallocate Funds Into a COVID-19 Crisis Fund for the Remainder of the Nineteenth Legislative Session
AB 39 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #8
AB 40 – An Act to Confirm New Members
AB 41 – An Act to Allocate Assembly Seats for 2020-2021
AB 42 – An Act to Reallocate Funds from the Travel Budget to the Research Budget as Needed
AB 43 – An Act to Reallocate Funds Into the Research Grant Program – TABLED INDEFINITELY
AR 14 – A Resolution Calling on Arizona State University’s Graduate and Professional Student Association to Advocate for the Provisioning of Graduate Students Through and Post the COVID-19 Pandemic

February 2021
AB 44 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding
AB 45 – An Act to Establish a Sexual Violence – Domestic Survivor Support Grant
AR 15 – A Resolution to Expand Funding, Access, and Equity for Childcare Resources Across All Campuses
AB 46 – An Act to Establish Additional Endorsement Rules During Election Season
AR 16 – A Resolution to Support Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Noncomforming Graduate Students at ASU

March 2021
AB 47 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Streamline Debate
AB 48 – An Act to Approve GSO Funding #10
AB 49 – An Act to Confirm New Members
AB 50 – An Act to Propose a Referendum to the GPSA Constitution to Update the Process for Filling Vacancies in the Executive Branch
AB 51 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Reaffirm the Assembly’s Power of the Purse
AB 52 – An Act to Reallocate External Affairs Funds to the Sexual Violence – Domestic Violence Survivor Support Grant
AB 53 – An Act to Amend the Professional Development Budget Items as Needed
AB 54 – An Act to Establish Runoff Elections in Elections That Would Cause a Violation of Assembly Seat Maximums
AB 55 – An Act to Bring the GPSA Bylaws Into Consistency With Current GPSA Practices
AB 56 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Revise Director Job Descriptions in the Office of the GPSA President
AR 17 – A Resolution to Address Vaccine Accessibility Issues Among the Graduate and Professional Student Community at ASU
AR 18 – A Resolution to Expand Food Security Resources Across All Campuses – VETOED
AR 19 – A Resolution to Encourage Arizona State University to Follow CDC Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People – TABLED UNTIL APRIL
AR 20 – A Resolution to Recognize the Achievements of the Mastcam-Z Team and Their Important Role in the Mission of the Perseverance Mars Rover

April 2021 Special Session
Veto Overturned: AR 18 – A Resolution to Expand Food Security Resources Across All Campuses
AR 21 – A Resolution to Address Food Insecurity at Arizona State University
AB 57 – An Act to Create the GPSA Pantry

April 2021 Regular Session
AB 58 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Ensure High-Quality Debate
AB 59 – An Act to Establish A Graduate and Professional Student Association Terms and Conditions Agreement for Public Office
AB 60 – An Act to Amend the Bylaws to Revise Director Job Descriptions in the Office of the Vice President of External Affairs and the Office of the President of GPSA
AB 61 – An Act to Rename the Committee on External Affairs
AB 62 – An Act to Create a Seat Within the Delegation from The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to the GPSA Assembly to Represent Students Enrolled in The College’s Interdisciplinary Programs – TABLED
AB 63 – An Act to Amend Campaign Communication Limitations Bylaws to Align with the Current GPSA Constitution – TABLED INDEFINITELY
AB 64 – An Act to Increase Assembly Member Scholarships for Spring 2021 -TABLED
AR 19 – A Resolution to Encourage ASU to Follow CDC Public Health Recommendations for Fully-Vaccinated People
AR 21 – A Resolution in Support of ASU President Michael M. Crow’s Statement Regarding Recent Increases in Hate Crimes Against Asian American Communities
AR 22 – A Resolution to Advocate for the Creation of a Scholarship for ASU Summer Camps for Children of Student Parents
AR 23 – A Resolution to Support The Establishment and Expansion of Lactation Rooms at ASU
AR 24 – A Resolution to Support First-Generation Graduate Students at ASU
AR 25 – A Resolution to Create Graduate Organization Infrastructure Technologies and Reserved Student Virtual Spaces (IT-RSVP)
AR 26- A Resolution to Address the Student Wage Gap
AR 27 – An Act to Support the Supreme Court Edits to the Court Rules and Procedures Document’

April 2021 20th Legislative Session Spring Special Session
AB 64 (19th Legislative Session) – An Act to Increase Assembly Member Scholarships for Spring 2021
AB 01 – An Act to Confirm the Assembly President
AB 02 – An Act to Confirm Nominees for Justices of the Supreme Court
AB 03 – An Act to Approve Summer Expenditures